The Novena that Inspired this Website!

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Ten years ago, I asked John-Paul to pray the Immaculate Conception Novena with me.

He actually turned me down, because he said he always had trouble finishing a novena. He would always forget.

After he thought a little bit more about it, he knew that wasn’t a good enough reason not to join me in prayer. :)

In turn, John-Paul was inspired to create PrayMoreNovenas.com to help people remember to… Pray More Novenas! 

Since then, thousands of people from all around the world have joined us in praying together!

We have been amazed to see how God has brought us all together and how He is working through our prayers with every novena we say together. It’s an honor to pray with you and for your intentions. Thank you for continuing to pray with us.

Our next novena, The Immaculate Conception Novena, starts on Sunday, November 29th!

You can sign up to pray with us here:

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/immaculate-conception-novena

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

Annie & John-Paul – PrayMoreNovenas.com

🙏 An Easy Way to Grow Closer to Christ this Advent

Advent will be here before you know it! It’s a little less than two weeks away!

We hope you will join us for our online, self-paced Advent retreat

Advent is similar to Lent, and some even call it, the “Little Lent.”

It’s a season when we should spend more time in prayer, preparing for Jesus Christ’s coming. 

You know we like to help you pray more :)

Learn more and register for the retreat here:

“I loved it. I learned a lot, and I felt closer to the Lord.” That’s what one of our past participants said!

Here’s what you get when you register for the online retreat:

+ We have seven speakers

+ There will be 15 video & audio presentations

+ Each of those presentations will come with a transcript and a study guide

The retreat is self-paced which means that you can participate wherever you are and whenever you have the time. :)

The Pray More Retreat will be just like an in-person retreat that you can experience at home — anywhere, anytime. 

You’ll hear from seven speakers, each of them giving a couple of presentations that will help you be more dedicated to prayer in your everyday life this Advent — and onward into the new Liturgical year :)

You’ll also receive a transcript of their talks along with reflective study guides for each.

You can register for the retreat here:

That’s also where you can see who our speakers are and what their talks are about. 

All of the materials will be released on Monday, November 30th, and we hope they will help you to slow down during this Advent season and truly prepare to celebrate Jesus Christ’s coming at Christmas. 

God bless you!

Answered Prayers from the Christ the King Novena, 2020

Thank you for joining us in praying the Christ the King Novena!

If you’ve had any prayers answered throughout this novena, you can share those with us all below.

We will continue to pray for you & your intentions!

God is not done with you — He has you!

The Next Novena: “Thy Kingdom Come”

We are very excited to announce the next novena that starts Friday, November 13th!

It is the perfect novena to pray as we end this liturgical year and begin the next one very soon…

This novena will give us an opportunity to re-order our lives, our hearts and our minds to our Lord.

It’s kind of like a novena for new (Liturgical) year’s resolutions! 

It’s the Christ the King Novena!

The feast of Christ the King is movable, and is celebrated on the last Sunday of the Liturgical year. This feast day was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 within his encyclical letter, Quas Primas.

St. John Paul II spoke about this feast, and the title of Christ the King, in a homily from 2000. Here’s a little bit of what he said:

“You are King! But your kingdom is not of this world… Yours is a “kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace,” which will be revealed in its fullness at the end of time, when God will be all in all. The Church, which can already taste on earth the first fruits of this future fulfillment, never ceases to repeat: “Adveniat regnum tuum”, “Thy kingdom come.”

During this novena, we will pray that we may all allow Christ the King to truly be our king: to reign in our hearts, our minds, our wills, and our lives.

You can sign up to join us in prayer here:

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/christ-king-novena

And you can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie – PrayMoreNovenas.com

A Gift for You, and A Prayer to All Saints & for All Souls (2020)

As we celebrate All Saints Day and pray for the faithful departed, the two of us wanted to do something special for you and your family. If you’ve been praying with us for a few years, you know that we like to do this every year :)

This is our gift for you: 

We are having a Mass offered for you on November 1st at 5 pm at St. John’s Catholic Chapel in Champaign, IL. This Mass will be offered for you & your intentions.

Then, we are having another Mass offered for your deceased loved ones on November 2nd, All Souls Day, at 12:05 pm in the same chapel.

And lastly, we are having a Mass offered for all the deceased members of Pray More Novenas — those who have prayed with us at any point in the past and have since passed away. This Mass will be on November 3rd at 5 pm, again in the same chapel.

If you would like to share the names of those you are praying for, you can post them below.

We’re praying for you, your loved ones and your intentions.

Frequently asked question:
“What does it mean to have a Mass “offered” for someone?”

Now please join us in praying these two prayers to celebrate All Saints Day and to remember all the poor souls in purgatory.

Prayer for All Saints Day
Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints.
I desire to join in their company, worshiping you forever in Heaven.
Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ.
Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did.
Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbors.
Amen.

More Resources Here

Optional: The Litany of the Saints

Prayer for All Souls Day — the Prayer of St. Gertrude
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.


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Answered Prayers from the St. Jude Novena, 2020

Thank you for joining us in praying the St. Jude Novena together!

If you’ve had any prayers answered throughout this novena, please share those with us all below.

It gives us hope to see how God is working through our prayers, even if our particular intention was not answered.

Let’s hold onto that hope & keep praying. We’re praying for you.

Thank you, Lord, for never leaving us in our suffering & trials!

A Novena for the US Election

As we have been getting closer to election day for the United States, we have received many requests to pray a novena for the election

It starts this Sunday, October 25th.

We’re looking forward to praying with you.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie
PrayMoreNovenas.com

A Novena for Impossible Causes

Our next novena is to a saint who does the impossible.  

That’s seriously what he’s known for — answering impossible prayers!

He’s the patron of hopeless, lost and impossible causes… 

It’s St. Jude :)

We will start praying the St. Jude Novena on Monday, October 19th.

We know that this year has felt impossible for so many, so we’re looking forward to seeking St. Jude’s intercession with you.

You can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below.

Saint Jude was one of Jesus’ twelve original apostles. He is also known by the name Thaddeus, which means sweetness and gentleness of character.

Saint Jude followed Jesus faithfully until His crucifixion, and then later worked on evangelization.

Very little is known about his life, but we do know that he died as a martyr — some say around 65AD, giving his life to Jesus Christ.

He is now one of the most invoked saints for intercession in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stressed the importance of a faithful person persevering in the environment of harsh circumstances.

You can sign up to join us in prayer here:

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-jude-novena

And you can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie – PrayMoreNovenas.com

Answered Prayers from the St. Therese Novena, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us in praying the St. Therese Novena! We hope you’ve grown closer to Christ through St. Therese’s prayers — we know that’s her greatest hope for us all!

If you’ve had any of your prayers answered during this novena, please share those with us all below! We love to hear and share how God is working through our prayers here in the Pray More Novenas community.

We are continuing to pray for you & your intentions!

Please do not give up on hope if your prayers have seemingly gone unanswered. God is still working, He is still with you. And we’re praying for you.

Our Next Novena Together: The St. Therese Novena!

The next novena we’re going to pray as a community is one of our favorites, it’s the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena!

Pope Pius X called St. Therese “the greatest saint of modern times.” She’s well known for her “little way” spirituality of doing small, ordinary things that you do every day with extraordinary love. She wrote in her autobiography, “What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.”

We will start praying this novena next Tuesday, September 22nd.

St. Therese suffered a great deal in her life. She lost her mom when she was a young girl. One of her older sisters became like a second mother to her, and St. Therese “lost” her when her sister entered a convent. St. Therese also suffered from chronic illness and depression. Through it all, she continued to look towards Jesus.

She’s a great example for all of us — a reminder to cling to Jesus through whatever each of us may be going through right now. Let’s look to Jesus!

You can sign up to pray with us here:

https://www.praymorenovenas.com/st-therese-novena

You are already signed up to receive the novena :) 

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie – PrayMoreNovenas.com